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EEOC Issues New Workplace Retaliation COVID-19 FAQs

New Workplace Retaliation COVID-19 FAQs

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According to federal agencies, retaliation claims have risen each year for the last 20 years.

Workplace retaliation occurs when an employer takes a materially adverse action against an applicant or employee for asserting rights protected by law. Retaliation may include actions such as negative or lowered evaluations, work-related threats, warnings, or reprimands, transfers to less prestigious or less desirable work or work locations, or unjustified excessive scrutiny of work or attendance.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has added FAQs to their existing guidance on COVID-19 and fair employment issues. They address anti-retaliation protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal laws prohibiting discrimination.

Employer obligations remain the same. The FAQs explain how the existing provisions apply during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers should become familiar with the EEOC’s full guidance and review their policies to ensure compliance.

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This blog is intended to be a compilation of information and resources pulled from federal, state, and local agencies. This is not intended to be legal advice. For up to the minute information and guidance on COVID-19, please follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health organizations.

National Insurance Services is not a law firm and no opinion, suggestion, or recommendation of the firm or its employees shall constitute legal advice. Readers are advised to consult with their own attorney for a determination of their legal rights, responsibilities and liabilities, including the interpretation of any statute or regulation, or its application to the readers’ business activities.

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Haley Treba

Haley Treba

Haley Treba’s philosophy is to work hard but always make time to simply enjoy life. She enjoys interacting with customers and finding solutions to their issues. Haley has a background in mathematics and previously worked in the NIS billing department. As an Account Representative, she specializes in life and disability insurance benefits for public sector organizations in the Midwest Region.